04 June Saturday: Sally London + Susan Gai Dowling – “Girl Talk”


Saturday, 4th of June 2022 – 8:30 pm

Fantastic food and drink served from 6:30 pm. Drop-in before the gig!

Single bookings cannot be guaranteed a private table.

All patrons MUST provide proof of full vaccination upon venue entry. If you have any concerns, please contact the venue at info@foundry616.com.au.

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Susan Gai Dowling + Sally London – “Girl Talk” – Saturday, 4th of June 2022:

EastSide Radio FM89.7’s beloved presenters from the “Girl Talk” show bring their passion for jazz up close and personal at Foundry 616 with an all-star band: Andrew Dickson (drums), Peter Locke (piano), Carl Dewhurst (guitar), Brett Hirst (bass), Dan Barnett (trombone), Ray Cassar (trumpet) and Andrew Robertson (sax).


Sydney’s ‘First Lady of Jazz’, dripping with nostalgia and six albums in her back pocket has been in constant demand as a jazz singer/songwriter/pianist at major venues and festivals in Australia and overseas for decades.

“Fine jazz singers … are as rare in Australia as driveable roads or drinkable pinot noir. Singer Susan Gai Dowling … a member of this elite club…made cosy music, overflowing with humanity and then spiked with surprises and moments of sadness. Her voice carried a velvet lushness in its mid-range, and a warm, unassuming, non-predatory sensuality…. creating an entire evening of music without even the slightest interference from the great satan of art: ego. So natural did it sound that it almost became jazz as folk music… One left the performance glowing.” – John Shand, The Sydney Morning Herald

“It was a joy to encounter once again the easy flare with which she breathes vitality into a song”. – John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald.


From Birdland in New York, Tangier International Jazz Festival in Morocco, the Venetian Casino in Macau, a release on the EMI label which charted in Europe, and a string of original compositions which have been finalists in Australian and American songwriting contests – singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Sally London is “a chanteuse who is all platinum, classy and captivating and who has one of the best voices in this country”. Koop Kooper, Cocktail Nation – The Interviews

“Sally’s brazen, often playfully funny sensuality is like a splash of ice water underneath a desert sun. Her voice, sliding in between a sex-kitten purr and a soulful croon, is what microphones were made for.” Music Industry News Network (USA)

“The public was carried away by the atmosphere that reigned on the stage, thanks to a remarkable performance given by the artist Sally London, one of the best composers/singers from Australia, who brilliantly moved from jazz to pop with her own compositions and a great sense of humour.” Soleil FM, 93.5 (review of the 2015 Tangier International Jazz Festival)

“Sally’s current single is a blues gem” – The Manly Daily

“It’s Mick Jagger’s little sister” – Paris jazz journalist Pascal Kober



Additional information

Ticket Type

General Admission – Standing Area, General Admission, Premium Dinner & Show, Dinner & Show – 6:30pm, Dinner & Show – 7:30pm, Dinner & Show – 8:00pm, Drinks & Show

Event Details

Date: June 04, 2022

Start time: 08:30 p.m.

End time: 11:00 p.m.

Venue: Foundry 616

Coordinates: -33.880566,151.1982813

Directions: Located at the ground floor. Up to the steps, first door on the right.

Phone: 02 9211 9442

Email: info@foundry616.com.au